What a year it’s been!
Over 11,000 pounds of clothing donations made their way to our partners Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre - The DI, The Mustard Seed, and Streets Alive.
Our board of directors grew by two--we now have eight amazing souls that will support BCO in taking great strides in 2019!
We were nominees in the 2018 Okotoks Business Excellence Awards for the Social Profit Award among some amazing organizations!
Over 1000 essentials bags were made, which included soaps, shampoos, lip balm and lotions, much of which was made by hand. The bags were filled with generous donations from so many gracious donors. Thank you to our partners at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies Inc. for teaching us all the craft of soap making!
Our fall fundraiser left us speechless, the support within the community, Town of Okotoks and from the Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce was immeasurable and it allowed BCO to create a new level of awareness of those in need in our communities and how we are all connected, including the importance of seeing each other.
Our Christmas Feast fed 128 people, including 56 children, within 27 families. Every child had a present under the tree. So many supporters this season made this event the biggest act of kindness to date! Huge thanks go out to Okotoks Sobeys, Hallmark Does Hair, Pure Envy Salon, We Wash Windows, Pet Valu Okotoks, Okotoks Culture & Heritage, RBC, Excel Benefits Inc, iDental, The Eagle 100.9, Okotoks Western Wheel Newspaper, Linda (our Christmas angel for making stockings), our Calgary angel who made delicious treats, everyone who nominated a family in need (it's so important to look out for our neighbours during the holiday season), and all of our amazing volunteers who helped bring it all together and deliver the Christmas Feasts to each of our families.
We had an article in Okotoks Living magazine, creating more awareness for our local community of how we offer a hand up and our future aspirations for those in need.
We received an early Christmas present and got our official status as a Registered Charity!
And none of this could have happened without all the support we received from all of you, our volunteers and from our communities throughout Alberta! Thank you.
We have amazing plans for 2019, and we would love to have you join us!
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Happy New Year,
We are a charitable organization based in Alberta, Canada. We are devoted to helping the homeless through various fundraising events, clothing and essentials drives, and our eventual goal is transitional housing.
Alberta Food And Beverage Expo
Bar None Ranches
Board Of Directors
Burger & Beers Event
CD Bloom Studio
Charity Of Choice
Coldest Night Of The Year
Coldest Night Of The Year 2020
Easy Next Steps
Food For Thought
Government Of Alberta
Jail And Bail
Okotoks Art Gallery
Okotoks Business Excellence Awards
Okotoks & District Chambers Of Commerce
Okotoks Food Bank
Okotoks Living Magazine
Partner Appreciation Event
Registered Charity Status
Sheep River Health Trust
Spring Clothing Drive
Trade & Lifestyle Show
Tree Of Warmth
Western Wheel Readers Choice Award
Winter Clothing Drive
Year In Review
Zumba Dance Fitness Event